Rescue Dawn

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Brief Synopsis: "A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War."

Overall Ranking: 248 (Rank from 2006: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Bryan Lienesch85 - A terrific story of survival, even if it is a little heavy on the gung-ho patriotism.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80(full review)Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Christian Bale (Dieter Dengler)
  • Steve Zahn (Duane)
  • Marshall Bell (Admiral)
  • Toby Huss (Spook)
  • Pat Healy (Norman)
  • Fran├žois Chau (Province Governor)
  • James Oliver (Jet Pilot)
  • GQ (Farkas)
  • Saichia Wongwiroj (Pathet Lao Guard)
  • Brad Carr (U.S. Navy Pilot)
  • Teerawat Mulvilai (Little Hitler)
  • Jeremy Davies (Gene)
  • Kriangsak Ming-olo (Jumbo)
  • Somkuan Kuan Siroon (Nook the Rock)
  • Mr. Yuttana Muenwaja (Crazy Horse)
  • Chorn Solyda (Walkie Talkie)
  • Galen Yuen (Y.C.)
  • Abhijati Meuk Jusakul (Phisit)
  • Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat (Procet)
  • Zach Grenier (Squad Leader)
  • Michael Dounaev (Director)